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Soundscape trip – Fu-Yang Park

This was first time that I opened my ears and listened carefully all the trip when climbing mountain. Although it made me a little tired, the unique experience really makes me amazing, something that was opposite to my imagination.

After leaving the MRT station, we went through alleys and then into the park. Noisy traffic sound became lower and was turned to be a supporting role, an uninterruptible background. Between the alleys, there were birds kept by people seeing and some voice coming up. After that, a park entrance just came up with kids playing and making sounds. Space became different, just like everything in the park surrounded by a big dome, with some sound sometimes leaking out. And I just stood before the big dome stage, listening to all the sound happened in front of me.

First station was a small tunnel. When we walked into it, the surrounding sound quickly shut down. Everyone enjoyed the silent moment for a quite while, then small insects sound appeared in front of us with people making noise at the back. The experience was so special. We were just like being put into a box and forced to hear what we never hearing before. The tunnel was really a stage. I really like the experience in it.

Another special station was the sound map exercise. Teacher asked us to do a map about the surrounding sound. So we did a soundstage analysis and listened carefully to all the sound. Time went on and the sound map changed continuously. And every sound had its timeline; volume was different at different moment. I liked this moment. Every sound became clearly in their position, but they all kept changing.

At the station where cicada stayed on(戀戀蟬聲台), we could discovered that vehicles’ sound being still and taking bigger part of the sound. Another sound which took a large part was sound of plane. Its frequency was very special. Just like waves in a little river. The cicada sound encircled us. It was just like I was in a great concert.

Later, we took a long time climbing mountain. In the whole trip, traffic sound never stopped, which gave us an unexpectedly experience that we all think that we would encounter more natural in the deep forest. More exaggerated, when we at the top of the mountain, traffic sound was so loud that I could forget I was in the mountain. However, in this way, traffic sound was left to a certain tone that was unclearly and gave us a special atmosphere like a wind pad in the music. Traffic vs. Nature. This topic in the park was shuttle in the whole trip and became giving an answer at the top of the mountain.


Project proposal – rebuild old Taipei

Hi everyone!

This is my project proposal. And I’ll be very happy if you want to join me.

Use sound to rebuild old Taipei:  (just some idea)

1. choose a time like 1930 or something

2. choose a place (like 大稻埕Dadaocheng or 萬華Wanhua)to represent Taipei

3. start with a boat enter in a port( like 大稻埕Dadaocheng)(need to do research on what a boat sound at that time)

4. choose a family or some character to rebuild the situation

5. use a folk song to connect all pieces

6. some thought of the sound :  spinning and weaving、bike、plow、outdoor theater、tea house….. (need to do research)

Peilin (沛綾)

Peilin – a beautiful(?) mistake – bicycle or noise by operating error

Hi everyone~~

First, I want to say sorry for guys that makes you earache in the classroom….

I think it is because I forget to bring the windproof stuff that make this noise. However, I just ignored it before going to class.

So I want to add the discuss about noise this time.

  1. 0:10~0:20  noise(soft, like strong wind, choppy, a bit low pitch, closer to ear) / environment(continues,pitch  little lower than the noise) / bike(not even but low pace, pitch higher than noise and the environment)
  2. 0:20~1:10   moise(ear-piercing, pitch low and continues sound add high frequency of lightly burst sound) / environment (like 1 but add high pitch woman voice  near #G3 on 0:27 and low pitch man voice near B2 on 0:44) / bike (gradually become faster, little bit higher pitch than 1)
  3. 1:10~           my favorite part comes out!  noise(like 2) / environment (bird singing on 1:16 near pitch B3, wet sound- a short beautiful one, people say on 1:22~25- not clearly)/ bike ( first type is 2, another type : continues, high frequency of vibration, pitch range from G2~B2 mixing- not sure  –> I love this ><  ,  and when time goes, its frequency of vibration become slower)

The noise comes from a simple soft low sound, then it add burst higher pitch sound. It came out with I turning the input volume larger.

And it is much closer to ear than other sound when I listen to the piece.

There is my first note about this piece.

A. Why choose this??

I  ride bike to NTU almost everyday. On the path, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, sometimes smooth-going, sometimes rugged.

I want to record this process. I like the sound that the wheels turns.

B. Feeling??

The speed changes all the time. I think this feeling makes my heart beating as the speed. When we don’t tread it, the wheel makes a continues sound. That makes me feel peaceful and relaxing. And it just like time flows away.

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